In my quest to bring you the shortest short version of the short short story, I refer you to Wired Magazine’s article titled Very Short Stories, which begins:
“We’ll be brief: Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”) and is said to have called it his best work. So we asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games to take a shot themselves.”
My favorites are:
“Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.” — Joss Whedon
“Epitaph: He shouldn’t have fed it.” — Brian Herbert
You can see some of the stories paired with graphics, as well.